2011: A Game Show Odyssey

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Seiji, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. It is official: HAL is here, and his name is Watson.

    IBM's new super-computer, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, has officially destroyed two of Jeopardy's most powerful (and money-making) champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

    It's both interesting and terrifying that computer and technological science has come so far. HAL is here now. Who's next? Skynet?
  2. But... can't anybody win Jeopardy if they have access to Wikipedia?
  3. Not something I'm worried about. All it's doing it taking the information it has stored and spitting it back out.
  4. Our computers are too stupid to work without breaking down half the time, I'm not worried about them taking over the world.
  5. You all have no vision of the future!

    The Machines will take over, I tell you!

  6. Well then you can say "I told you so" when it happens.
  7. I watched it. IT was so cool to watch. Pus, Watson's kinda cute. He's got his own nuances and behaviors that are almost a perfect mimicry of our own and it was a hoot to watch him ask for categories and picking out which one he wanted. Listen to the way he talks. The way he lifts his voice in question, or utters "Please" in a professional manner.
  8. TK wants to have his cyber babies.
  9. I prefer "TK wants to cyber with Watson."